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Voters Could Be Asked to Raise Sales Tax to Fund Transit Projects

County Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials have unveiled details of a proposed ballot initiative calling for increasing the sales tax by a half-cent... Read more »

Initiative to Increase Minimum Wage Qualifies for November Ballot

An initiative that would increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide on Jan. 1, 2021 has qualified for the November ballot, Secretary of State Alex Padilla... Read more »

L.A. County Still Adding Jobs, Just Not As Many

Unemployment will continue to decline and the number of jobs will continue to grow this year and next in Los Angeles County, but at a somewhat slower pace then in... Read more »

Walmart Closes Seven SoCal Locations

Seven Walmart stores in Southern California will be among 269 locations closed across the globe as part of a company-wide restructing, the discount retailer announced... Read more »

L.A. County to Increase Small Business Contracts

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a plan to award more contracts to small businesses – aiming for 25 percent of the county’s total purchases by 2020... Read more »

County Puts Focus on Economic Growth

Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to establish a committee charged with fostering economic growth and better-paying jobs. Supervisor Hilda Solis proposed creating... Read more »

Four Charged In Scheme to Embezzle Millions from Huntington Park-Based Luxury Denim Co

Four Southern California men are facing federal charges alleging they embezzled more than $8 million from a laundry owned by high-end jeans company Citizens of Humanity. Luis... Read more »

Movie Box Office Sets Yearly Record

2015 was the highest-earning year at the North American box office, with $11.1 billion in movie ticket sales projected through Thursday, according to figures released... Read more »

County Unemployment Rates Drop

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County dropped to 6.1 percent in October, down from a revised 6.5 percent the previous month, the state... Read more »

L.A. Auto Show Opens at Convention Center

The Los Angeles Auto Show begins its 10-day run at the Los Angeles Convention Center today, featuring 50 vehicle debuts in the performance, midsize crossover, electric... Read more »

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